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BA Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduating from the BA in SLS, students will manifest the skills, understandings, and dispositions necessary to be exceptional language professionals.

Students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate critical thinking and awareness of issues within the context of their professional work and social practice.
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the value bases of their professional work.
  3. understand and interpret the history of second and foreign language study and its contemporary issues.
  4. critically evaluate and make use of research into the learning, use, structure, and pedagogy of second languages.
  5. develop and apply sound frameworks to the assessment and evaluation of institutions and agents involved in second language instruction, planning, and policy.
  6. show an understanding of local language issues of Hawai'i and the Pacific in their professional work.
  7. be able to support minority language students’ development of academic and/or professional literacies.

Additional program goals: Upon graduating from the BA in SLS, students will be prepared to:

  • apply for admission to graduate programs in second language studies, applied linguistics, or related fields.
  • improve the quality of teaching and learning of second, foreign, and heritage languages, in the state of Hawai'i, domestically, and abroad.